In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Fly Away Home.. A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
I didn't like this film the first time I saw it, but then I decided to watch again and I changed my mind. I do hope both Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf win the Oscars for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
Worth renting on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Literally terrible. Much ado about nothing... absolutey nothing is really happnening. It's style. It's trying hard. It's not art but dressed up to be. It's the machine and will that made people look at it as someghing special. 20th Century Women superior. One of the greatest mother daughter films of all time Terms of Endearment being the standard, which Lady Gaga Bird comes nowhere near. Nowhere... It's like a spec in the distance to many great, and well written films; which this dribble dizzle is not well written or even well acted. Laurie Metcalf one of the greats... Here she seems bounded by someone's not so clear vision. There ya go...
Aimless movie about teenager and her relationship with her mother. Saoirse Ronans accent slipped into her Irish accent in the early part of the movie. I found for a 1.30 hour movie it seemed to be much longer, 30 minutes in I was unhappy to realise there was another hour of drivel left to watch. The scene where the mother talks to the Priest/drama teacher about his depression is by far the most realistic and well acted scene in the movie. Had the moive been about the mother and her daily life I think it would have been far more enjoyable.
I can’t say enough about how amazing this movie is.
I love movies. I love great acting. I love great stories--plot, direction, etc. But this was a boring, pointless, amature-hour school production of crap. Seriously. And I live in Sacramento. One big boring bowl of crap. What a waste of energy on everyone's part. How in God's name could this piece of amature crap get nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Lead Actress, and Supporting Actress in 2018? Who knows? Are folks smoking too much marijuaua? High on drugs? Drunk? Or just stupid? Or slept with someone for a bribe? Geez. The script was pointless. Yes, I know it's a coming-of-age mother-daughter angst film--but who gives a rat's butt if the movie is bad? Pathetic. And I love movies. But this was a waste of money and time. And I live in Sacramento and couldn't take it.
I believe that my negative reaction to attempting to make it through this film is probably due to my perspective. I wanted to see a movie that my wife would be more likely to enjoy instead of making her watch my motifs for movies. I am 56 years old and grew up with all boys in a different world. So the lack of relatable events were bound to be inclusive with this film. But more than even this; I couldn’t take the facade of a young but much older than high school aged actress was playing the main character from a movie that was obviously the personal retake on the writer/director’s experience. It would be fine if she just showed it to herself; but it was very depressing and clumsy with humor forced into a bunch of negative and shallow characters. I am happy that the director got away with creating a dreary tedious ‘slice of an uninteresting life’... But how can this movie receive the accolades it has is confounding to me. Obviously made for a different audience; but very poorly made and meaningless for myself and others who may believe in the undeserved hype. I hate being so negative; but be warned that unless you are seeking nothing special at all; or you don’t want to watch a movie that is about a girl going through constant stereotypes of angst... stay far away. Otherwise it was....
the actress is to old for the part. she looks 27 playing a 17 year old. lady bird flew away...please dont come back..blah same old story ...
Definitely not the best movie I’ve seen, but extremely real. I recommend a rent...not a buy. Wish the mother and daughter relationship was addressed more. Feel like I need to watch a second or third time to collect all the pieces I may have missed. Ending was meh for me.